updated 10:05 am EST, Tue January 7, 2003
today announced new mobile computing accessories, including its PowerSleevz (sleeve case), iMac ScreensavRz (iMac cover), a notebook stand, a surface repair kit for Apple's acrylic-encased products, and a prototype of its USB digital hub device. [links added]
- PowerSleevz, a form-fitting sleeve case for recent Mac portables. It is constructed from a new gauge of its exclusive Optex fabric which they codeveloped with a major optical textile manufacturing firm. The fabric possesses the same remarkable qualities as that used in their Laptop ScreensavRz product (designed for cleaning and polishing plastic optics), while providing "elegant, hassle-free" exterior protection for both PowerBooks and iBooks. The cases feature de-bossed logos on one side, with the option for user specified text and/or logo emblazoning on the other. It is $20 or $30 with custom text applied to one side of case.
- iMac ScreensavRz is a display cover, cleaner and surface refinisher for flat-panel, LCD iMacs. Weighing less than 30 grams (and storable in a shot glass), it is the desktop incarnation of its popular Laptop ScreensavRz product. It also offers the debossing effect on its face and is available for $20.
- The Last Stand is an Apple notebook color-matched composite device weighing 13 oz. It allows notebook users to inclinate the notebook by as much as 50 degrees, elevating a G4 PowerBooks display up to 17 inches at the top bezel. The stand features five levels of inclination, with external keyboard storage in the rear of the unit when operating at the steeper, desktop-mode angles. The stand has no detachable parts and it will begin shipping in February for $60.
- Ice Creme is a kit for easily removing scuffs and scratches from acrylic-encased Apple products. The kit includes two chemical agents designed to remove both severe, and light surface damage from products such as the iBook, iPod, Tower systems and LCD display housings. The kits also include special cloths for both applying the agents, and buffing acrylic panels. A special "Ice Creme M" version will also be available for repairing the polished metal case of the iPod. It will ship in late January for $20, while the 'M' version is $25.
- RadTech will also be demonstrating a prototype of its USB, digital hub device called Wavejamr, a USB dongle extracts digital, stereo audio from the Mac and broadcasts it onto the FM radio band. The bus-powered unit uses no batteries, weighs just a few grams and its transmission frequency is infinitely adjustable throughout the entire FM band. It is expected to ship second quarter of 2003.